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I seem to recall an elected Republican president sent troops down south to protect Blacks from those Dem Southern Governors. And wasn’t it the Democrat Party that led the South into Secession to protect slavery? Was not the once solidly Democrat South responsible for “Separate but Equal” nonsense? And isn’t an alleged former KKKlansman still a senator from West Virginia?
My memory is a bit hazy in parts, but I can’t recall instances of community- sanctioned lynchings in Republican-led states. When education was worth something, like (using todayspeak) up to the '60s, I learned the Republican party was the party of Abolition, that Republicans were instrumental in passing the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution, that Dem Southern Governors, Senators and congressmen blocked equal rights for its “Colored” citizens.p>Yes, Dems have a long and glorious history of bigotry coupled with self-righteousness. There used to be a saying, “…scratch a Russian find a Tatar.” I believe that underneath Dem politicians one will find, if not a prostitute, at the very least, a self-righteous bigot. And today’s Black Democrat politicians? They aren’t any different from wives of politicians standing by their disgraced husbands at press conferences. They’ve been abused for so long they’ve become inured to it. I believe they are actually grateful for any reflected crumbs falling their way. br> — Wolf Terner br> Fair Lawn, New Jersey /p> p> I don’t know why Geraldine Ferraro is surprised by the reaction she got to her comments. The Democrats have been practicing racial divide for years. It’s now come back to haunt them. br> — Don Tilley br> Provo, Utah /p>
Identity politics, race and sex, somehow do not describe the battle going on in the Democrat party between Obama and Mrs. Clinton. The fight is really about Obamamania, a very successful marketing plan implemented by Obama to the displeasure of Mrs. Clinton. It is sort of like the Hula Hoop craze that hit this country in 1957-58. In a couple years 100 million were sold. Every one had one. But few realized that the hoop idea had actually been around for thousands of years entering and exiting societies around the world again and again. The new hoops were just made out of plastic.
In a sense, Obamamania is the hula hoop of American politics. He is not the first messianic politician with a slick marketing plan however. William Jennings Bryan at the turn of the last century, a Democrat Presidential candidate, comes to mind. A powerful speaker he electrified audiences just as Obama does, but lacked the voltage to become President.
So why all the talk of race and sex? It is because politicians are not going to admit that they are narcissistic, selfish and vainglorious. They prefer to sell the voters based on race and sex rather than admit their own vanity. Voters would be turned off hearing a pol say “I am the greatest” as opposed to “I am the first Black” or “I am the first woman.” Voters are essentially dragged into discussion of race and sex by the pol.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?